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Oct 22, 2019

What is Sleeplessness?
 

Sleeplessness occurs when you regularly find it hard to fall or stay asleep. Although most people will go through short periods of sleeplessness, it can affect both your physical and emotional health.
 

Common effects of sleeplessness are:
 
• Mood changes, such as irritability
• Waking unrefreshed and feeling tired during the day
• Difficulty focusing & experiencing poor memory and concentration when awake
 

Sleeplessness Management and Healthy Living
 

Try taking on some of these habits to help resolve sleeplessness;
 
1. Save your bed for sleep:
 

Try creating a healthy association between going to bed, only going to bed when you’re sleepy, and getting out of bed when you have been awake for a long time.
 
2. Make it routine:
 

Practice a regular bedtime routine to prepare you for sleep. Such as going to bed and waking up at the same time each day or turning down the lights and winding down as your bedtime approaches.
 
3. Relax:
 

Try breathing exercises, nighttime yoga and meditation. Relaxation techniques can release emotional tension and help you relax your body. Audio recordings and sleep machines may also help you calm your mind and body.
 
4. Get a bit of sunlight each day:
 

Exposure to sunlight during the day, especially in the morning, may also set your internal body clock (circadian rhythm) to wake during the day and sleep at night. At night, try to minimise light and noise in your bedroom, such as bright and flashing lights and try to avoid any ‘screen time’ before bed.
 
5. Investigate a natural supplement:
 

Do your research first or chat to your local Blooms The Chemist pharmacist to find something suitable for your needs.
 

ReDormin Forte is a natural medicine that has been clinically researched for over 10 years to help relieve nighttime stress and tension while supporting a deeper, more restful sleep. ReDormin Forte works by helping to restore healthy sleep patterns over two weeks to get your sleep cycle back on track[1].
 

If you find you have signs of sleeplessness that are persisting and impacting your mood and health, make sure you visit your local Blooms The Chemist pharmacist.
 
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
 
References

[1] Fussel A, et al., Eur J Med Res. 2000;5:385-390.
 

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